Axiom Paradox Review
The Paradox is one of the most understable midranges we have in stock and for sale. This hyzer-flip machine has extreme turn and minimal fade, even when thrown at low speeds. This Axiom Paradox review explains why beginners, juniors, and players with low arm speed will all get the Paradox to glide on a straight line.
Axiom Paradox Plastics
- Neutron: The "flagship" blend, this premium plastic is stiffer and slicker than baseline Electron. Discs fly truest to their flight numbers in Neutron. Also available in a more gummy and flexible Soft variety.
- Proton: Stiff and extremely durable, this blend has a translucent look similar to Innova Champion or Discraft Z. Discs fly a bit more overstable in Proton and will maintain original flight patterns for years.
- Eclipse: This glow-in-the-dark blend offers the brightest and longest-lasting illumination of any glow plastic on the market.
Axiom Paradox Flight Numbers
- Speed: 5
- Glide: 4
- Turn: -4
- Fade: 0
The Paradox will start flipping right out of the hand, and once it starts turning it is not coming back. This is one of the most reliably understable discs on the market. By altering the angle of hyzer release, you can control the severity of the anhyzer fade, making it a fantastic finesse disc that will carve up technical shots in heavy woods.
Just as an overstable utility disc is great for scramble situations, the on-demand understability of the Paradox will help you get out of trouble. If you have to throw from a standstill or an otherwise awkward lie, it won't take much more than a flick of the wrist to get the Paradox gliding down the fairway, or even flipping over onto short roller approach lines.
- Diameter: 21.5cm
- Height: 1.8cm
- Rim Depth: 1.3cm
- Rim Width: 1.3cm
These are standard measurements for a midrange. The Paradox's unique outside rim shape gives it extreme understability. The rounded off shoulder plunges very low towards the outer edge, leaving a very shallow bottom half of the rim. Contrast this with an overstable disc like the Dynamic Discs Justice, which has a high and sharp shoulder with a deep and beefy bottom half.
Axiom released the Paradox in 2021 and it soon became famous for its "paradoxical" flight characteristics. It flies the opposite of what you'd expect from a standard disc. The unique Paradox is not only one of the best discs to put in the hands of a brand-new player, but also serves as a utility disc for more experienced arms.
Skill Level Recommendations
- Novice: One of the best discs for a first-timer, and a straight-flying midrange workhorse for beginners and juniors.
- Intermediate: Predictable anhyzer fade that will be especially useful for players who exclusively throw backhand or forehand.
- Advanced: Niche utility disc for extreme turnovers, short rollers, and awkward scramble situations.
- Pro: Too understable for elite arms, but makes for a fun trick shot disc.